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FORT WORTH, TEX., ARTESIAN WELLS.

Issue 17 and Volume 1895 18.

FORT WORTH, TEX., ARTESIAN WELLS. THE city of Fort Worth, Tex., has thirteen 8-inch artesian wells, which form a part of the city water supply. Each well is $1,000 feet deep, cased with “flush-joint” casing from top to bottom, the casing being perforated where it passes through the water bearing stratum. The wells are distributed over a strip of territory about a mile long and 1,500 feet wide. No two wells are nearer together than 800 feet. A cast iron conduit in size 12-inch to 86-inch runs through the middle of the well territory longitudinally, and the wells are connected to it by 8-ineli cast-iron pipes. This conduit empties into an intake well or terminal chamber, near the pump house, to which the pumps arc connected. At the time of completion, in 1892, the aggregate flow of the thirteen wells was, approximately, 3,000,000 gallons in twenty-four hours as measured by…

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